When people say they are in love with London I understand where it comes from. London breathes, London lives. London nestles in your veins and becomes a part of your whole being. I am experiencing it right now.
I am completely honest with you when I say I don’t want to leave this place in a couple of weeks, but it’s not because I am in love with London. I’m in love with having my own place. Even though I share a house with five other people it feels like mine: it feels like I have my own little home.
It will take another few years before I get my real first own house but I already know what I want. The place doesn’t have to be big as long as it has big windows. I want it to be old with squeaking floorboards. Preferably a studio apartment.
Or something like the house above, but smaller. I would like to have bits and pieces from every room in just one.
This Christmas nail art tutorial was a bit more tricky to accomplish than the last one and I had so much fun doing it! After I finished it I felt really good, like.. ‘Bodine, look what you made, wow!’
This is a studio apartment I would die for. The colour palette isn’t maybe everybody’s taste but gosh.. isn’t it amazing? It gives me such an uplifting, energised and happy feeling. Shouldn’t your house do that? I love the way Nikki Rappaport filled this 41 square meter space with so much happiness.
A studio can be quite a challenge to decorate but making the right decisions will make it a real beauty and comfortable to live in. The big orange sofa for instance: it also functions as a room divider. I love how the bed is obviously there but not a part of the actual living area. And how smart is it that you can watch TV from the sofa or the bed without having to move any of these pieces of furniture?
One of my favourite corners is the one with the desk. It’s small but so bright and appealing! I think it’s important that you create a separate area to work, even with such little space, to avoid that your living or dining area is going to feel like your work station.
What do you think of this studio apartment?
Het kan vrij lastig zijn om een studio in te richten, eigenlijk is het niet meer dan een box, maar door te spelen met meubilair kun je er heel veel leuks van maken. Zo dient de bank bijvoorbeeld als kamer scherm en staat het bed op zo’n manier dat je zowel vanaf daar als vanaf de bank televisie kan kijken.
Een van mijn favoriete hoekjes is naast het bed: het bureau. Ik denk dat het heel belangrijk is dat je een ruimte creëert die alleen bedoeld is om te werken. Je moet voorkomen dat je je werk meeneemt naar je eet of salontafel, die ruimtes zijn er om te relaxen.
Wat vinden jullie van deze studio?
With Christmas around the corner I thought it would be fun to make a nail art matching this time of the year. I used a technique I’ve also used here and here. I use this technique often because it’s really quick but more important very easy: you don’t need a lot of skills to make your odd hand as pretty as the other one.
So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing. Focusing on things I would like to accomplish, picking up neglected projects, making a few for the future and giving myself a little TLC. It explains the lack of blog posts.
Working on your dreams is hard, but it gives me such a good feeling. I feel all energized again. You should try it. Don’t wait for your dreams to happen. They won’t. Nothing “just happens”.
That said I’m off again dearest reader, working my ass off.